Just a week after Pro-Life marchers dispersed and the music from Respect Life Masses marking the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe V. Wade decision across the country faded to memory, Betsy Kopor, Rachel Ministries Coordinator for the Diocese of Fort Worth, quietly packed her things and prepared to head to Oklahoma. Catholic Charities in Tulsa had invited members of the Rachel Ministries staff from the Diocese of Fort Worth to do a training day for volunteers.
The introduction Abby Johnson made on the Capitol steps in Austin Jan. 25 seemed somewhat strange, even by her own admission. An eight-year veteran of a Planned Parenthood clinic who rose through the ranks to become its director, Johnson welcomed Claire Coldwell to the podium. Once a world apart on the issue of life for the unborn, these two have established a strong bond.
Thousands upon thousands of pro-lifers from across the Metroplex, Texas, and the nation came together during various marches in January to commemorate the 56 million lives lost to abortion since it became legal 42 years ago, and to pray for an end to abortion.